Ashley Judd took the stage at a “Women’s Rally” in Washington D.C. this week
Film Star Ashley Judd used her talents and abilities to recite a poem written by a 19-year-old named Nina Donovan from Tennessee. The “Liberal” content of the poem makes references to Trump’s election, mass incarceration, LGBT rights, the wage gap, and other “Liberal” issues. Additionally, the poem compares Trump to Adolf Hitler.
The message of “Women’s Rights” has been skewed and bastardized since its conception. The U.S. women’s movement had its beginnings in 1848 when Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott called the Seneca Falls Convention in New York to “discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of woman.” Stanton and Mott had broad ranging goals for this first-ever women’s convention, as detailed in their “Declaration of Sentiments.” Modeled after the U.S. Declaration of Independence, the document included twelve resolutions concerning the rights, privileges, and obligations of women, eleven of which easily passed. The resolution arguing for woman suffrage was a point of contention among participants. After much debate, Frederick Douglass, the well-known orator, abolitionist, and vigorous supporter of women’s rights, stood up to speak in favor of women’s franchise. His passionate argument helped garner support from Seneca Falls participants, and over 100 of them signed the resolution, enabling it to pass. (Source: National Women’s Party, nationalwomensparty.org)
The 12 Resolutions proposed can be found here (Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions Woman’s Rights Convention, Held at Seneca Falls, 19-20 July 1848).
The contrast of what was desired then and today (2017) are vastly different and include, but are not limited to: Reproductive Rights, Fair and Equal Pay, Feminization of Poverty, Gender Discrimination, the right to practice a “lesbian lifestyle” and and yes, Women and Climate Change.
Over the years, there has been a definite “progressive movement” away from the design of the traditional family unit. One can attempt to argue the design, but the physiological make-up of both men and woman set the presedence and method by which the family unit must and should exist. Many of the complaints today stem from the iteration of the “Traditional Family Unit” as it was designed.
The simple reality is this: Regardless of individuals perspective on how to “live their lives”, there are certain facts set in stone that can not change the DNA given to us at conception. The remaining “Women’s Rights Issues” (listed above) of 2017 are still in need of discussion.